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Economic Forum 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended!

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About the Economic Forum

Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Economic Forum convenes the business community to hear a world-class expert explore an issue of importance to our economy followed by a panel of experts analyzing the issue through a local lens.

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Economic Forum Keynote Speaker

“The future is NOW! Blockchains, crypto, NFTs…how these technologies will change the way we do business.”

Samantha Radocchia, or Sam Rad for short, is a frontier tech serial founder who combines the mindsets of an anthropologist and technologist.

Named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017, Sam is a four-time entrepreneur and an early blockchain pioneer. She is a #1 bestselling author, holds several patents and has served in multiple founding executive roles across the C-Suite.

Samantha Radocchia

Economic Forum 2022 Panel of Experts

Jamie Finn

Co-Founder, Securitize

A co-founder and executive of a leading start-up and having helped a number of companies raise capital, no one is better positioned than Jamie Finn to provide a perspective that every start-up founder and CEO needs to hear today. Prior to founding Securitize, Jamie led product innovation and business development for firms ranging from AT&T to Telefonica, O2 and Ericsson, Kontera, A.Ki, Thumbplay, Zingy, and others. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree from Babson College. He speaks both English and Spanish and is based in Puerto Rico.

Mike Gousha (Moderator)

Marquette University Law School

Mike Gousha serves as senior advisor in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School. An award-winning journalist, Gousha helped lead efforts to create the Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy and Civic Education and continues to explore important public policy issues through his work at the Lubar Center. Gousha served as distinguished fellow in law and public policy from 2007 to 2021, and hosted the Law School’s “On the Issues” conversation series. In addition to his work at Marquette, Gousha was a contributing anchor and political analyst at WISN-TV in Milwaukee.

Craig Schedler

Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

Craig Schedler currently serves as the Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, the venture capital arm of Northwestern Mutual. Craig is responsible for managing the company’s venture capital investments in financial technology, digital health, data analytics and client experience. Craig’s investment experience includes investments in leading fintech companies including Betterment, Chime, Ladder and Gabi (acquired by Experian). Additionally, Craig is responsible for leading Cream City Venture Capital, Northwestern Mutual’s venture capital fund focused on supporting the startup ecosystem in Milwaukee.

Economic Forum 2022 Co-Chairs

Linda Gorens-Levey

Event Co-Chair

Linda Gorens-Levey is a Partner of General Capital Group. She is one of four co-chairs for this event and was instrumental in the growth of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s original Economic Forum series.

Greg Marcus

Event Co-Chair

Gregory S. Marcus is president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation, a Milwaukee based leader in lodging and entertainment. He is a director of many philanthropic and non-profit organizations in Milwaukee

David Lubar

Event Co-Chair

David Lubar is President and CEO of Lubar & Co., a Milwaukee-based private investment firm that invests in middle market operating companies with a focus on long term growth. He is a board director of many philanthropic and private organizations.


The capstone of our Corporate Partnership Program is the Economic Forum, a premiere networking event with top Milwaukee business leaders convened in support of the Jewish community while exploring relevant issues of importance to the economic success of our city and region. The Forum is keynoted by a world-class expert followed by a panel of area experts analyzing economic issues through a local lens. The Milwaukee Business Journal notes that “The Forum always draws a VIP crowd” and attracts the “who’s who of the local business community.”

What is the Jewish Federation?

As community leaders the Milwaukee Jewish Federation (MJF) focuses on the success and vibrancy of not only our local Jewish organizations, but all institutions in our great city of Milwaukee. MJF works to improve the city and the world every day by enriching the community in which we live and by providing services to those in need regardless of religious affiliation. We strive to preserve and strengthen the quality of life in greater Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, in Israel and around the world through philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership. We care for our most vulnerable, stand up for diversity and inclusion, address urgent needs, invest in our partner agencies as well as our own programs and services. We also specialize in creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems.

We are part of a national movement that has an impact in 70 countries. Collectively, Jewish federations from across North America are among the top 10 charities in the world.

Sponsorship Packages

Diamond $50,000

  • Virtual/in person welcome messages at Economic Forum events
  • Opportunity to present check at Federation board meeting
  • Ads in Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
    • Full page print ad & digital banner on entire site
  • Product sampling at select events
  • Signage in Federation lobby
  • VIP seating and concierge at sponsored events
  • Presenting sponsor at any other event (First come, first served. Excludes Major Donor Appreciation.)
  • Recognition from the podium at sponsored events
  • Photo meet and greet with keynote speaker at sponsored events (3)
  • Event sponsorship (all)
  • Complimentary tickets for sponsored events (10)
  • Table at economic forum (10 seats)
  • Exclusive networking with Federation Leadership
  • Recognition in Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Networking with leadership, event attendees and customers
  • Recognition on Federation website event pages that you sponsor
  • Recognition on Federation website corporate sponsorship page (link to your site)
  • Recognition in annual report and on social media
  • Recognition in pre- and post- event communications

Platinum $25,000

  • Ads in Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
    • Half page print ad & digital banner on homepage
  • Product sampling at select events
  • Signage in Federation lobby
  • VIP seating and concierge at sponsored events
  • Presenting sponsor at any other event (First come, first served. Excludes Major Donor Appreciation.)
  • Recognition from the podium at sponsored events
  • Photo meet and greet with keynote speaker at sponsored events (2)
  • Event sponsorship (4)
  • Complimentary tickets for sponsored events (8)
  • Table at economic forum (10 seats)
  • Exclusive networking with Federation Leadership
  • Recognition in Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Networking with leadership, event attendees and customers
  • Recognition on Federation website event pages that you sponsor
  • Recognition on Federation website corporate sponsorship page (link to your site)
  • Recognition in annual report and on social media
  • Recognition in pre- and post- event communications

Gold $10,000

  • Photo meet and greet with keynote speaker at sponsored events (1)
  • Event sponsorship (2)
  • Complimentary tickets for sponsored events (6)
  • Table at economic forum (10 seats)
  • Exclusive networking with Federation Leadership
  • Recognition in Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Networking with leadership, event attendees and customers
  • Recognition on Federation website event pages that you sponsor
  • Recognition on Federation website corporate sponsorship page (link to your site)
  • Recognition in annual report and on social media
  • Recognition in pre- and post- event communications

Silver $5,000

  • Event sponsorship (1)
  • Complimentary tickets for sponsored events (4)
  • Table at economic forum (10 seats)
  • Exclusive networking with Federation Leadership
  • Recognition in Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Networking with leadership, event attendees and customers
  • Recognition on Federation website event pages that you sponsor
  • Recognition on Federation website corporate sponsorship page (link to your site)
  • Recognition in annual report and on social media
  • Recognition in pre- and post- event communications

Bronze $3,000

  • Table at economic forum (10 seats)
  • Exclusive networking with Federation Leadership
  • Recognition in Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Networking with leadership, event attendees and customers
  • Recognition on Federation website event pages that you sponsor
  • Recognition on Federation website corporate sponsorship page (link to your site)
  • Recognition in annual report and on social media
  • Recognition in pre- and post- event communications

Let’s customize a corporate partnership that fits you and your business! Sarah Hendrix, Associate Director of Affinity Groups & Corporate Sponsorship 
414-390-5749 • SarahH@MilwaukeeJewish.org